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Hamilton Concedes, Looks To Future

In conceding, Hamilton pledges to "keep working on" the city.

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    Hamilton delivering his concession speech to supporters gathered at Max's Place

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    Hamilton hugs a supporter Tuesday night.

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    A Hamilton supporter is comforted by a friend after his concession speech Tuesday night.

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    Hamilton reflects after an almost 100 day campaign during the Democratic Primary.

John Hamilton conceded the Bloomington Democratic mayoral primary to incumbent Mark Kruzan at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

During his speech, Hamilton asked about 80 of his supporters who gathered at Max’s Place in downtown Bloomington to continue their support of the city.

“This is a fantastic city,” he said, “I am going to keep working on it, and I hope you will. This is too much of a gem not to keep making better.”

Hamilton says he has no regrets about his campaign, which he believes created discussion and debate with citizens about how to improve Bloomington.

“My campaign,” he said, “was focused on ‘how do we get better?’ as a city. It was a joy, I loved it, and there are a lot of good ideas out there we need to go after.”

After his concession speech, many supporters stayed behind to offer their support and thanks to Hamilton.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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